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New Literary Agent Alert: Noah Ballard of Curtis Brown Ltd.

Noah specializes in literary debuts, upmarket thrillers & narrative nonfiction. Noah mainly represents adult books, but is open to YA and middle grade that breaks the mold. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Noah Ballard of Curtis Brown Ltd. appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Publisher Rejection Letters From Sophocles to Hitler

When I became a literary agent, I wasn't ready for the flood of publisher rejection letters flowing into my office in response to my submissions. It felt a little like my social life in high school. I can only imagine the shame and humiliation that my clients must experience from these letters. Show More Summary

Submission Tools that Get an Agent Response: Query Letters, Synopses & First Pages – Webinar with Marisa Corvisiero

In this live 90-minute webinar, instructor and literary agent Marisa Corvisiero will brief authors on how to submit their work and show them how to carefully prepare the best submission package that will get the attention of reviewing...Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: Jared Brock

“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog, with this installment featuring Jared Brock, author of the memoir A YEAR OF LIVING PRAYERFULLY. These columns are great ways for you to learn how to find a literary agent. Show More Summary

These Stunning Landscape Photographs Will Make You Want To Frolic Outside

In his slim reflection on grief, Levels of Life, Julian Barnes uses an extended metaphor to tell us about the enduring infatuation that held together his marriage to literary agent Pat Kavanagh. “Love,” he writes, “is the meeting point of truth and magic. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Linda Camacho of Prospect Agency

Linda is seeking: Adult, middle grade, and young adult fiction across all genres (romance, horror, fantasy, realistic, light sci-fi, and graphic novels). Select literary fiction (preferably with commercial bent). Diversity of all types (ethnicity, disability, sexuality, etc.). Show More Summary

Literary Speed Dating: How Not to Find an Agent for Your Book

Pitch sessions are a staple at most writers conferences, offering authors the opportunity to sit down face-to-face with literary agents to talk about their projects. Some conferences pair writers and agents for ten minutes of one-on-one time, often for an additional fee. Show More Summary

How I Landed A Literary Agent & What You Can Learn From it: Kat Spears

The process of finding a literary agent or publisher is grueling and filled with rejection land mines. And, once published, there is no guarantee a book will be successful or that an author will sell a second book. A writer must be prepared...Show More Summary

Literary Agent Interview: Victoria Lowes of The Bent Agency

Victoria is looking for both commercial and literary fiction as well as young adult titles. Her favorite genres are historical fiction, suspense, mysteries, upmarket women’s fiction, and romance. The post Literary Agent Interview: Victoria Lowes of The Bent Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How I Landed A Literary Agent & What You Can Learn From it: Anne A. Wilson

I was forty-three when I wrote my first novel and realized I’d found my passion. Several years and four novels later, I finally decided to land an agent and get published. Here's how I found success. The post How I Landed A Literary Agent & What You Can Learn From it: Anne A. Wilson appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

What Happens When You Lose Your Literary Agent?

GIVEAWAY: Kristine is excited to give away a free digital copy of her novel to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks; winners must live in Canada/US to receive the book by mail. You can win a blog contest even if you’ve won before. Show More Summary

How I Landed A Literary Agent & What You Can Learn From it: Monica Ropal

Second only to “How did you meet your husband?” the question I get asked most about serendipitous meetings is “How did you meet your agent?” Unlike that fateful nighttime meeting of my spouse, the story of meeting Barbara Poelle takes place over an afternoon webinar, for which, Barbara assured us, pants were “optional”. Show More Summary

How I Landed A Literary Agent & What You Can Learn From It: Renée Ahdieh

On a chilly winter’s eve back in 2013, my forlorn, un-agented self was perusing Janet Reid’s blog. I kept noticing the Query Shark speak in a teasingly scathing tone of another agent. An agent who had been driving her mad of late, yanking riches out from under her well-primed nose. Show More Summary

How’d Ya Get Me?: A Love Story From a Literary Agent Looking For Writers

Well, hello there! I'm an agent. Aloof and hard to snare, like this season's Prada bag or a yeti. I know what you're wondering: How do you stand out in a query in box along with the 497 other queries? I have the secrets here. The post How’d Ya Get Me?: A Love Story From a Literary Agent Looking For Writers appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How I Wrote a Book Proposal and Found a Literary Agent

Many of you have written to ask how I found a literary agent so I’ve pulled my favorite resources together and hope that this information will help you too.

How to Write & Sell Your Mystery, Suspense, or Thriller Novel for Any Market – Webinar with Andrea Somberg

In this live 90-minute webinar — titled “How to Write & Sell Your Mystery, Suspense, or Thriller Novel for Any Market” — instructor and literary agent Andrea Somberg will teach you the ins and outs of the current market. The post How to Write & Sell Your Mystery, Suspense, or Thriller Novel for Any Market – Webinar with Andrea Somberg appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

New Literary Agent Alert: Leila Campoli of Stonesong Literary

She is seeking: prescriptive and narrative nonfiction projects in business, finance, investing, science, pop culture, and current events. Her ideal author has a strong platform, groundbreaking ideas, and unique style. She’s particularly interested in books that offer a window into remarkable lives and little known operations. Show More Summary

Archer Has Made a Lot of Literary References. Did You Catch Them All?

Sterling Archer has always been one well-read secret-service agent, with his taste in books ranging from the erudite (hello, medieval French philosopher Peter Abelard!) to the whimsical ("One lousy Lorax!"). Indiewire compiled a supercut of all such literary references on Archer. (Well, almost all of them: sharp-eyed commenters pointed out... More »

Inside Traditional Publishing: An Agent's Take on Contracts

Of all the skills a literary agent is required to have, the most important is the ability to negotiate well on behalf of the author client. Authors hire agents to protect their business interests in publishing. How do you know if your...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Kurestin Armada of P.S. Literary

She is seeking: "Upmarket and Commercial Fiction, Magic Realism, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Alternative History, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ (any genre), select Young Adult and Middle Grade, Graphic Novels, Mystery, and more..." The post New Literary Agent Alert: Kurestin Armada of P.S. Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

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